Family Medicine Residency

The family medicine residency is a three-year program centered at Rush-Copley Medical Center, a 210-bed community hospital in Aurora, Illinois, 40 miles west of Chicago. Rush-Copley is known for excellent patient care and resources, friendly staff and a supportive administration. Aurora, a mid-sized city of 150,000 people, spans rural and suburban areas and provides a wide range of patient care experiences.

From pediatrics to obstetrics to geriatrics, we train residents to be well-rounded family physicians. You’ll learn full-scope family medicine, including inpatient care; develop your own panel of patients at our Family Medicine Center; and graduate from the program with more than 1,600 outpatient visits.

Residency highlights

  • Community-based, university-affiliated, unopposed residency
  • Diverse patients, residents and staff
  • Opportunities for global health work
  • Musculoskeletal curriculum taught by a qualified sports medicine/family medicine physician
  • Hospital labor and delivery floor, which delivers more than 3,300 babies each year
  • Integrated interdisciplinary education with an onsite, board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist
  • Experienced and involved attending physicians
  • 100 percent American Board of Family Medicine pass rate
  • Inpatient and outpatient consults with our psychologist
  • Procedure workshops
  • Free health club membership at Rush-Copley’s own state-of-the-art facility

How to apply

We accept four residents each year and welcome students from all accredited medical schools. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service. Interviews are scheduled by invitation between October and January.

Please include the following with your ERAS application:

  • Personal statement demonstrating your interest and commitment to family medicine
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores and number of attempts
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Dean’s letter or medical school performance evaluation
  • Three professional letters of recommendation, one from a family physician
  • Medical school graduation date of 2015 or later. Consideration will be given to applicants who have been in active practice or residency since 2015 in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved program.
  • A valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for international medical graduates only. Visa sponsorship is not available.

The application submission deadline is Dec. 31, 2016.

Contact info

For more information about the Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency, please contact:

Penny Kirchner, Residency Coordinator 
Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency
Rush-Copley Medical Center
2020 Ogden Avenue -
Suite 325
Aurora, Illinois 60504
Phone: (630) 978-6207
Fax: (630) 375-2812
Email: penny.kirchner@rushcopley.com